You might be ready to go! You’ve decided that dental implants sound fantastic and you want to know when you can schedule your appointment to have them placed! While we appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to replacing missing teeth, we must remind you of one thing: Your journey isn’t going to get started quite so quickly. Instead, you’ll need to begin by coming in for an initial appointment with us. “But why?” you may be asking. Well, for a couple very good reasons!
Reason #1: Your Smile Might Not Be Ready
You might feel completely invested in this decision no matter what. However, your smile may not necessarily be ready for dental implants. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be able to get implants eventually. However, it does mean that some other details may require your attention first. For instance, you might need time for us to fix oral health issues (like decay). You might need bone grafting or a sinus lift if your jaw isn’t quite up to the task yet. Not to worry. This gives you time to plan!
Reason #2: You Might Not Actually Want Implants
Yes, we know, on the surface, dental implants seem perfect for you. They can last forever, they’re easy to maintain, and they’ll replace every part of your missing teeth. However, do you know much more than that? Do you know how long it takes before you’re finished and have them successfully in your smile (up to a year), that you’ll need oral surgery, how much they cost, etc.? If not, your initial visit will give you time to learn more, to decide that you really do feel committed to this choice, or to realize that you may need to consider other options first.
Schedule Your Initial Implant Visit Soon
Come in to learn more about implants and your candidacy, so we can create a personalized plan for you. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.